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Equipment & Capabilities

Ulster University has been researching medical technologies since 1990 and has been growing its capability in this area and since then it has been involved in many large-scale multidisciplinary projects.

NIBEC is uniquely placed to effectively carry research and development in the exciting and rapidly changing world of connected devices and medical engineering.

The Centre leverages expertise in artificial intelligence, the design of connected devices, advanced materials and advanced prototyping to keep it at the forefront of the forthcoming medical revolution.

Much of the focus is on connected health and the opportunities created by the measurement and utilisation of health data to improve patient outcomes.

NIBEC also carries out pioneering research in biomaterials, photo-catalysis and plasma physics.

The Center carries out world-leading research in the following 5 areas:

Health Technologies

Ulster University has been researching medical technologies since 1990 and has been growing its capability in this area.

Biomaterials

Building on the nanomaterials expertise at NIBEC new pioneering biomaterials are being developed for medical device applications. In particular where the submicron interactions are important to the application for instance in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Photo-catalysis

The development of photo-catalysis research at NIBEC has grown from work carried out developing nanomaterials which have application in the cleantech sector.

Nano Materials

NIBEC has been working in the area of nanomaterials since 2005 and its ability to prepare and analyse materials on a nano scale have led to numerous significant innovations.

Plasma Physics

NIBEC has developed systems for studying the interaction of low temperature plasmas with liquid droplets leading to interesting discoveries in microreactor chemistry for high synthesis rate growth of monosized nanoparticles.

Equipment

NIBEC has a large range of state of the art equipment. Details of some of the key items can be found here.